An analysis of sales to comic stores by Diamond Comic Distributors during April has dollars up nearly 5% over March and more titles up than down, with Batman sales by Diamond topping 150,000 copies. Comic dollars were up over 5% vs. March, graphic novels up about 1.4%, and comics and graphic novels cumulatively up about 4.6% over March. This is in line with normal seasonal trends. Twelve titles of the top 25 comic titles were up and nine down (with four not having comparables in March). Marvel had 13 of the top 15 titles, with DC and Dreamwave taking the first two slots with Batman and Transformers Generation One Vol. 2
, respectively. Twenty of the top 25 titles were Marvels, with four DCs and one Dreamwave. The top 25 comics sold by Diamond during April with an estimate of the quantities are:
153,129 - Batman #614
111,355 - Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 #1 ...
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